Rick Rubin Talks Working On Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’

It’s reasonable to say that music wouldn’t be the same without Rick Rubin’s contributions. After co-founding Def Jam Recordings in 1984 with Russell Simmons, Rubin has steadily amassed an incredible discography – producing some of the most influential records of all-time. His production credits include the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Adele, Kanye West…the list goes on.

In a recent interview with Newsweek, Rubin sheds light on what it was like executive producing Kanye West’s Yeezus in a staggering 16 days. Rubin also touches on a multitude of topics including his early transition from punk rock to hip-hop, The Beatles, the formula for a great song and more.

In-depth interviews with legends of this caliber are rare. We recommended reading the entire interview and soaking up the wisdom and knowledge.

“There’s a tremendous power in using the least amount of information to get a point across.” – Rick Rubin